Highlights of the Franchisee Survey

TIME IN BUSINESS The results from this survey show that two in five (41%) of franchisees have been in business for more than ten years and 69% for more than five years. The average number of years in business has increased from 7,8 in 2016 to 10,3 in 2017 over the whole sample.   LOCATION … Read more

Franchisees Flourish within the Support System of Franchising

In today’s difficult trading environment starting a business or even a franchise does not guarantee success but as one franchisee put it, “I would rather be in business within a franchise system than be facing all these challenges on my own.” The Franchise Association of South Africa, in addition to conducting a survey on the … Read more

Zanele Shazi of Sherpa Kids Follows Her Passion

With a philosophy of ‘taking good care of all that is entrusted to me’, Zanele Shazi, Sherpa Kids franchisee for the KwaZulu-Natal Highway area, does just that – taking care of children and giving them an enriching experience. With a background in accounting and auditing, Zanele is well-educated in taking care of the business side … Read more

Spur Steak Ranches Turns 50 Years Young

The history of franchising in South Africa, as recorded in the book Franchising in South Africa by Eric Parker and Kurt Illetschko began when entrepreneurs like  George Halamandaris of Steers fame and Alan Ambor of Spur Steak Ranches saw the development of fast food and steakhouses in the USA and decided to bring similar concepts … Read more

Franchisees Flourish within the Support System of Franchising

In today’s difficult trading environment starting a business or even a franchise does not guarantee success but as one franchisee put it, “I would rather be in business within a franchise system than be facing all these challenges on my own.”  That is what 80% of franchisees surveyed felt about their businesses and would recommend … Read more

Franchise Expo Paris

With FASA an active member of the World Franchise Council, some of the upcoming Franchise Expos, like the Franchise Expo Paris is offering FASA members 6sqm Free when booking a stand for their Expo taking place from the 25 – 28th March 2018. If you are interested contact vera.valasis@fasa.co.za who will introduce you to the … Read more

From Nurse to Entrepreneur – Susan Maake of OBC Chicken & Meat in Phalaborwa

When Susan Maake puts her faith in something she makes sure she gives 100 percent!  Whether it’s the 22 years she devoted as a nurse working for the Department of Health to her work as a pastor for the Christian Faith Assembly, she believes in making a difference not only in her life but in … Read more

Joint Liability Laws are Passed in Australia

Joint liability laws between franchisors and franchisees, especially with regards wages, has become an international issue that is concerning for franchising worldwide. Several states in the USA are considering passing legislation and in Australia, the bill substantially increases the powers of the Fair Work Ombudsman to investigate wage fraud, and introduces significant penalties for failing … Read more

South African Franchisors Spread their Wings

The FASA Franchise Survey, sponsored by Sanlam, shows that South African franchise brands have expanded not only beyond our borders but also overseas, with some brands becoming household names. Most franchisors venture into sub-saharan Africa first, mostly in neighbouring states before venturing further afield.  Those franchisors that do expand overseas choose English speaking countries with the … Read more

FASA Members get Discount to FNB Franchise Leadership Summit

The annual FNB Franchise Leadership Summit (FNB FLS) taking place at Indaba Hotel, Fourways on Thursday, 16 November 2017 offers FASA members a special rate of R1 200 per person including VAT – valid before 25th October.  Bookings can be done via www.franchisesummit.co.za. The theme for this year’s Summit is “exponential growth through entrepreneurship” and … Read more